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Red-necked Footman
Atolmis rubricollis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2039 / 72.042
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2013

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Lichens growing on trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Formerly a rare species in the region. Numerous recent records, and evidence of breeding. Probably a widespread but local resident. Has increased its range nationally and is also immigrant, so the origin of individuals is sometimes unclear. Breeds in woodland.

Recorded in 44 (56%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
06/07/2022122SU57 - Hermitage / Ashampstead
28/06/2022122SU57 - Hermitage / Ashampstead
22/06/2022124SP80 - Wendover, Princes Risborough
22/06/2022122SU96 - Ascot / Sunninghill
21/06/2022124SP61 - Bernwood, Rushbeds, Bullingdon
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